Research Overview

Researchers are key to the innovations of the future. They are the “what if” people who explore the boundaries of what is known to develop products and processes that will answer some of the most challenging and important questions of society and impact the world. At Notre Dame, our dedicated engineering faculty and ever-growing research infrastructure support not only this quest for knowledge but also our distinctive Catholic character and commitment to making the world a better place in which to live.

Research initiatives in the College of Engineering build upon traditional strengths while also encouraging the development of new areas of interest, interdisciplinary partnerships, and student development. At Notre Dame, it is not unusual to see faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates working side by side in state-of-the-art facilities … often with industry partners. In this way, we continue ongoing research while laying the foundation and providing hands-on experiences for future engineering innovators.

Research Areas:

  • Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
    • Active Flow Control
    • Aerodynamics and Aeroacoustics
    • Aero-optics
    • Biomaterials and Biomechanics
    • Cardiovascular Bioengineering
    • Computational Fluid Dynamics
    • Gas Turbines and Propulsion
    • Kinematics and Design
    • Microscale Heat Transfer
    • Multidisciplinary Design and Optimization
    • Multiscale/Multiphysics Modeling
    • Tissue Engineering
    • Vision-based Robotic Control
  • Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
    • Atomistic Simulation of Materials
    • Catalyst Synthesis and Characterization
    • Chemical Sensing
    • CO2 Capture
    • Combinatorial Materials Development
    • Computational Heterogeneous Catalysis
    • Density Functional Theory
    • Ecological and Environmental Modeling
    • Electrokinetics
    • Fuel Cell Technologies
    • Genetic Diagnostics
    • Ionic Liquids
    • Interfacial Science
    • Micro- and Nano-fluidics
    • Multiphase Flow Dynamics
    • Multivalent Biomolecular Interactions
    • Optoelectronic Materials
    • Oscillatory Separations
    • Process Systems Engineering
    • Soft Lithography
    • Suspension Mechanics
  • Civil Engineering and Geological Sciences
    • Coastal Change During Extreme Storms
    • Cyber-infrastructure Based Engineering
    • Environmental Engineering
    • Environmental Hydrology
    • Environmental Mineralogy and
      Nuclear Waste Management
    • Microbial Fuel Cells
    • Multi-scale Modeling of Structures and Materials
    • Petrology and Geochemistry
    • Sensor Development and Embedded
    • Sensor Networks
    • Storm Surge Predictions
    • Structural Control and Health Monitoring
    • Structural Engineering
    • Sustainable Development
Porod
  • Computer Science and Engineering
    • Algorithm Design with Applications to Medicine and Biology
    • Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
    • Computer Vision, Data Mining, and Machine Learning
    • High-performance and Low-power Computer Architectures, Design Methodologies, and Nano-scale Computing Paradigms
    • Sensor Networks, Computational Girds and Cyberinfracture
    • Applied Cryptography and Privacy
    • Cyber-physical Systems
  • Electrical Engineering
    • Communications
    • Compound Semiconductor Optoelectonics
    • Control Systems
    • High-speed Devices and Circuits
    • Digital Signal Processing
    • Nanoelectronics and Nanotechnology
    • Distributed Sensor Networks
    • Quantum-dot Cellular Automata
    • Image Processing
    • Wide Bandgap Semiconductors
  • Bioengineering (Ph.D. program only)
    • Biomaterials
    • Biomechanics
    • Biomedical Imaging
    • Biotransport
    • Cardiovascular Bioengineering
    • Computational Biology
    • Diagnostic Devices
    • Implantable Devices
    • Microfluidics
    • Tissue Engineering